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Fives: Tigress’ Top 5 Picks for Download Festival 2018

The Download Festival showcases a wide range of acts from all corners of rock, metal, hardcore and beyond. Some are stadium-conquering legends, others are just starting out on the road to bigger things. Chelmsford rockers Tigress considerably fall somewhere in between. Formed three years ago, the quintet arrive at Donington havingRead More →

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Fives: Varvara’s 5 Favourite Finnish Bands

Lapland. Moomins. Saunas. These are just some of the things the country of Finland is famous for. While its musical output is perhaps best known for producing stellar metal and hard rock bands such as HIM, Nightwish, Children of Bodom and erm… The Rasmus. Nevertheless, on the more melodic, alt-rockRead More →

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Fives: Thumpermonkey’s 5 Favourite Film Soundtracks

Alt-prog-rock oddballs Thumpermonkey recently returned with their seventh release, an EP titled ‘Electricity’. Over the course of 20 minutes, the London-based quartet take you on an intriguing journey that explores a lost tale of human misadventure; the story of Victorian MP and visionary Lord James Badger. Wrapped in a soundRead More →

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Fives: 5 UK Bands to Get Excited About by Gold Key

For the members of Gold Key, the imminent release of their debut album ‘Hello Phantom’ marks a new chapter for all involved. With the quartet having previously spent their time in heavier bands such as Gallows, Sikth, Spycatcher and Blackhole, Gold Key sees Laurent “Lags” Barnard, Steve Sears, Jack KennyRead More →

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Fives: Movements’ 5 Favourite Albums Produced by Will Yip

This Friday, Orange County alt-rockers Movements will be releasing their debut full-length. Entitled ‘Feel Something’, it sees the quartet produce an intricate record revolving around introspective lyricism, explosive and emotive choruses. Songs such as ‘Daylily’, ‘Colorblind’ and ‘Deadly Dull’ are threaded together by a timeless psychological and spiritual bond, providingRead More →

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Fives: Huxtable’s 5 Favourite Scottish Venues

They might only be a two-piece but Jordan Yates and Mark William Brown AKA Huxtable know how to make a statement. On their new EP, ‘Change Shape Future’, the Scottish alt-rockers deliver an adrenaline-fulled, riff-heavy onslaught with melodic hooks in equal measure. The Kilmarnock duo are longtime friends, having comeRead More →

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Fives: Lights’ 5 Favourite Comic Book Characters

This week, alt-pop artist Lights returns with her fourth album; ‘Skin&Earth’. From her synthpop beginnings, this new record highlights her musical growth. ‘Savage’ is a sultry, raucous number with a fuzzy guitar riff. ‘New Fears’ highlights Lights’ vocal prowess through its atmospheric, ballad-like tone, with ‘Giants’ suitably carrying itself withRead More →

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Fives: 5 Life Lessons by 7 Minutes In Heaven

On their new EP, ‘Symmetry’, 7 Minutes In Heaven’s Timmy Rasmussen takes a reflective and considerate look at his life. While on the surface, the Chicago band supply an energetic set of pop-rock bangers, the EP sees Rasmussen highlight several personal and relatable issues; losing focus, the fear of failure,Read More →

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Fives: 5 Recommended Middle East Acts by Jay Wud

The members of hard rockers Jay Wud hail from far and wide; Lebanon, Serbia, USA and Latvia, yet they ultimately call Dubai their home. Since forming in 2010, Lebanese frontman Wud, Serbian-born guitarist Bojan Preradovic, Latvian bassist Eriks Dilevs and American drummer Joe Rickard, have collectively been rising the ranksRead More →

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Fives: Dead Bars Pick Their ‘Dream Gig’

Seattle’s Dead Bars are the punk rock band of the moment, and with ‘Dream Gig’ the group have fulfilled the promise of their early EPs and split singles to deliver a life-affirming debut filled with wry humour, gargantuan sing-alongs and bags of heart and soul. Inspired by the album’s title,Read More →

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Fives: 5 Issues You Need To Know About by Hometruths

With their debut EP, ‘Open Your Eyes’, Mancunian technical hardcore quintet Hometruths take on a number of social and political issues head on. Through songs such as ‘WMD’ and ‘Genocide’, they look to use their platform as a mean of communication, raising awareness and ultimately using their voice to encourageRead More →

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Fives: Top 5 Band Names by Awooga

Sheffield’s Awooga recently unleashed their latest EP in the form ‘Alpha’. Taking in elements of psychedelic grunge, sludge, doom, prog and alt-rock, the Steel City trio have created a crisp set of songs that are thoroughly engaging. For this edition of “Fives”, we asked the bizarrely named group to pickRead More →

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